16 trans women have been arrested and may be jailed in a Malaysia male prison.
They could face six months in prison where their heads will be forcibly shaved and they will have no access to gender treatment.
It comes after religious authorities raided a Malay wedding in Bahau, Jempol on Sunday, accusing 17 women of violating Sharia law.
The women were charged with cross-dressing, and were sentenced yesterday morning.
One of them escaped jail, as she was under the age of 18, she will be ‘counselled to cure the condition’.